There’s such a wide selection of really great jazz soloists. These are just a few. Forgive me if I have left out some who are really ‘out there’. I’m a traditionalist, I guess, who favors lyrical players over trumpeters heavy on techno fireworks.
Below are four brilliant trumpet players from back in 1990. They were at the peak of their playing ability. Just watch them blow!!!!!!!
http://hardbop.tripod.com/blue (Blue Mitchell)
http://redhotjazz.com/kingo (King Oliver)